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Jan 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
hurricane sandy devastated three states in parts of more. nine weeks. how can we treat an entire region of the country this way? it is the most disgraceful action i've seen in this house in the 20 years i've been here. there is no excuse for this. none. it is a betrayal of the people of those states. it is a betrayal of the people of the united states. it is the betrayal by the speaker, personally, of the members of this house not to permit a vote. i have never seen an action like it. i hope i never see it again. >> eliot: that was my guest congressman jerry nadler eloquent as always on the floor of the house yesterday laying the blame squarely on speaker john boehner for the further unprecedented delay in hurricane relief funds. congressman, there's been some progress because of the outpouring of rage that was -- your speaker symbolic of that. where are we now in the effort to get sandy relief funds? >> we now have a commitment from the speaker and how much the commitment is worth remains to be seen because he broke his previous commitments but we're going to vote tomorrow on $9 billio
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Jan 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
attorney sandy. the house voted 354-67 to provide $9.7 billion to cover insurance claims filed. all the no votes came from the republican side of the aisle before the vote took place republicans and democrats from new jersey and new york, the state's most affected by the storm rose to your honor it's patsage and condemned speaker john boehner for dragging his feet on the bill. >> this legislation is vital. this is not a handout. this is not something that we're looking forward to as a favor. we're asking to be treated as victims in other storms and natural disasters have been treated. >> the insurance runs out in one week. what are we going to do, wait for one week and then act? who the heck are you kidding? >> eliot: for more i'm joined by congressman greg meeks and one of the leaders fighting to get these dollars back to those who suffered from the storm. congratulations, you won. >> we did today, but there is a lot more to do. as you know, eliot this is $9.7 billion as you indicated for flood insurance. but we have a bigger amount, $51 billion that we're looking at. we'll be on the floo
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